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CP Rail Hoping for 11th Hour Deal

(Morgan Lowrie – Canadian Press)

Federal Labour Minister Kellie Leitch remains hopeful that an agreement can be reached in time to avert a railway strike after a second union issued strike notice on Thursday. [...]

The labour strife could hamper freight service across the country, but negotiations are ongoing in Montreal with the help of federal mediators.

Leitch said in an email that it would be “inappropriate” to speculate on what, if any government action could be taken while negotiations were still ongoing. [...]

Unifor’s national rail director Brian Stevens said the two sides remain far apart on the issues, which include working conditions, representation, health and safety. Click here to read more.